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ONE OF THE SENATORS OF THE COLLEGE OF JUSTICE, AND ONE OF THE

LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF JUSTICIARY IN SCOTLAND.

THIRD AMERICAN FROM THE EIGHTH LONDON EDITION

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY JOHN THOMPSON, No. 128 PEARL-STREET.

J. ORAM, PRINTER.

1819.

NEW YOU
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TO THE KING.

SIR.

THE Fine Arts have ever been encouraged by wise Princes, not singly for private amusement, but for their beneficial influence in society. By uniting different ranks in the same elegant pleasures, they promote benevolence by cherishing love of order, they enforce submission to government and by inspiring delicacy of feeling, they make regular government a double blessing.

THESE Considerations embolden me to hope for your Majesty's patronage in behalf of the following work, which treats of the Fine Arts, and attempts to form a standard of taste, by unfolding those principles that ought to govern the taste of every individual

It is rare to find one born with such delicacy of feeling, as not to need instruction: it is equally rare

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